This quote is also from my addendum (supplement) to my first report, and refers to a requirement in the Boeing QA Manual:
Nope, some of us do not even do this. I am one of the few who does, because I like to inspect the rework the shop does when I flag an item.
This constantly creates problems for me, as, when I flag an item and move on, shop reworks it while I’m still inspecting and pulls the tape off.
This would be taboo in an inspection system with any integrity. The shop does this because most other inspectors tell them to do it.
They let shop "self inspect" their own illegal undocumented rework (illegal for aforesaid reasons, even if flagged by an inspector, because the work has been bought off prior to this, and rework of accepted installations without documentation is as illegal as murder, though not as heinous, unless the plane crashes because of it).
I always inspect the rework of what I "write up", however. When shop pulls off the tape after they do and "inspect" their rework, I have to tell them not to do that, as, since I don’t write any of the defects up, if shop pulls the tape, I’m likely to forget an item or two, depending on how many pieces of tape I hung.
The tape is my "pickup", in effect, and if shop trashes it, I have to work from memory to find each defect area again and inspect it. Other inspectors don’t have that problem, as they don’t go back and inspect the rework.
The Last Inspector